Online Catalogue last updated 26th of September 2017
When you read this book, you'll find it hard to believe that it was written over 100 years ago. It was first written in 1878, and was revised and published in 1899. This edition was published in 1999 by the American Fireworks News magazine. It has had some revisions and minor alterations, but is still mostly the original classic work.
There is a warning in the book to the reader about the safety, and denying responsibility for any accidents caused by anyone following the instructions in the book, but even if you don't make the explosives, it is still very interesting reading. Some of the chemicals (such as mercurous chloride and arsenic disulfide) used in the 19th Century are no longer in use by modern day fireworks makers. These sections have still been kept in the book for historical accuracy.
Code No. 003266, 150 pages, ISBN 0929931092, $32.00